The British Psychological Society is the learned society and professional representative body for Psychologists in the United Kingdom. It is a registered charity in the United Kingdom and is charged with overseeing psychology and psychologists. It has responsibility for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good.
The British Psychological Society recognises the following as the main types of psychologists:
Note: Eight of the above areas of psychology are also regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. It is necessary to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise in the UK under any of these titles: Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Health Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist, Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Practitioner Psychologist.